On Friday, September 3, Prestige kicked off the city’s event season when it unveiled the Hong Kong 40 Under 40 class of 2021.
In great style, glitz and glamour (as stipulated in the dress code), VIP guests flooded into Central’s hot new bistronomie, Ami / Wood Ear, filling the by-invitation-only private party with a boisterous and enthusiastic crowd.
Now in its seventh year in a row, 40 Under 40 trains the spotlight on the young achievers who’ve made meaningful and positive impacts on the city. We photographed and interviewed each individual for a special supplement, a copy of which was presented to each guest during the evening.
Along with the 40 under 40 honourees, other Prestige 40 Under 40 alumni who have featured in the pages of the magazine turned out for the evening, including Queenie Rosita Law, Edwin Pun, Sarah Zhuang, Steph Shek, Yvonne Fong, Chris Tong and Bruce Tong. Our former cover stars Michelle Ma-Chan, Emily Lam Ho, and Elly Lam, as well as friends of Prestige including Colleen Fung, Amanda Lui, Christy and Ben Liang also showed up to support the event. As our fashion squad noted, the ladies were glittering in Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Alice & Olivia and Miu Miu, as well as Karmuel Young, Marie Van Damme and Barney Cheng.
As the champagne flowed inside, thanks to Perrier Jouët, paparazzi teemed outside, to catch a glimpse of the many stars who showed up at the party. Amongst the guests invited were Miss Hong Kong first runner-up Celina Harto, actress and model Jessica Cambensy, models Saffie Ng and Angie Ng. The party boys were out with their game face on – models Ken Bek, Andy Cheung, Wilson Cheung were all buzzing around the balcony bar as DJ Daryll did his original spin.
And what would a party be without a few gate crashers? We had some of those too – the brave tried to strut in to grab a free drink (“My friend … um … er … is inside!”) but we stood our ground. Try again next year, mate.
Special thanks to BMW, Breguet, and RARE SkinFuel and venue partner Ami/ Wood Ear.
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